The Water-elm collecting season is winding down. Here are a few specimens from yesterday’s trip.

Here’s a nice single-trunk specimen with great movement, character and taper. There are two natural uros from this front view. I’m looking forward to styling this tree.

And another single-trunk specimen. This one is just a bit taller to the chop (14″ vs 13″ for the one above). Once again, very nice character, movement and taper.

There’s a lot to be said for this specimen. The trunk base is a lot broader than those above, and the twisting movement really makes a statement. Another one I can’t wait to work on.

This is the special tree we found yesterday. Why is it special? Well, it’s reminiscent to me of a tree I collected some years ago but unfortunately lost in the ice storm of 2014. The gallery photo is below. Definitely some similarities in structure.

If I can end up with something like this, it’ll just be awesome. Assuming the specimen above recovers, I’ll keep you posted on the progress.

Let me know what you think of our latest finds!